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THE ATLANTA MUSIC PROJECT
ANNOUNCES PART-TIME JOB OPENING FOR
Starting August 2021
NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
Please follow application instructions listed at the end of this job description
Summary of Position
The Atlanta Music Project seeks a motivated and experienced individual to take on the part-time, salaried position of Finance Manager. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Finance Manager will maintain the financial systems and processes in support of the organization.
The Finance Manager will collaborate closely with the executive director, accountants, and senior staff to manage the financial administration of the organization. The successful candidate will demonstrate impeccable integrity, have professional experience in the finance or administration of a $2MM+ business or organization, and show loyal commitment to AMP’s mission.
About the Atlanta Music Project
Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides intensive, tuition-free music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood. AMP’s mission is to empower underserved youth to realize their possibilities through music. In addition to after-school learning sites providing band, orchestra, and choir instruction, AMP’s programs include: the AMP Academy, providing advanced musical training to AMP’s most talented and dedicated students; the AMP Summer Series, a music festival and school; and the AMP Youth Choirs & Orchestras. Programs in development include student leadership and entrepreneurship.
AMP music ensembles perform more than 50 concerts annually, performing in venues all across Atlanta, from community centers to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. AMP music ensembles have performed alongside international stars such as the Harlem Quartet, The Imani Winds, electric violinist Lindsey Stirling, pianist Terrence Wilson, soprano Alison Buchanan, rapper Lecrae, R&B singer Monica, and the Imani Winds. AMP musicians can be seen performing with rapper T.I. on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. AMP’s young musicians have successfully auditioned for Georgia All-State ensembles, the Atlanta Opera, and have concertized as far away as Los Angeles, Aspen, and Mexico City. AMP is a 2019 winner of ArtsATL’s Luminary Award for Arts Education and a 2018 winner of Emory University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. In 2016 and 2017, the White House named AMP one of the top 50 after-school arts programs in the nation.
AMP’s existence is a direct result of the 2009 TED Prize, which was awarded to Dr. Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela’s El Sistema. AMP’s co-founders were members of the Sistema Fellows Program at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
The 2021-2022 school year will hopefully be a return to normalcy with all programming held in person and our headquarters, the AMP Center for Performance & Education, reopening. With a 2021-2022 annual operating budget projected at $1.9 MM, AMP will serve 300 young musicians.
AMP’s current and past funders include Carnegie Hall, PwC, Bank of America, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, MailChimp, Cricket Wireless, The Zeist Foundation, the Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation, the Harland Charitable Foundation, the Arthur M. Blank Foundation, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Music Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
AMP’s partners and collaborators include the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, Atlanta Public Schools and Clayton State University.
For more information visit https://www.atlantamusicproject.org
- Understand and represent the AMP philosophies for empowering youth and uplifting communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
- Serve as the staff person managing the administration of AMP’s finances
- Achieve a successful external audit of AMP finances year-to-year
- Serve as AMP’s point of contact and manager for the annual external audit process
- Develop standard operating procedures related to the organization’s financial management
- Collaborate regularly with Chief Executive Officer, accountants, and senior staff
- Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting
- Serve as staff liaison to Board of Directors Finance Committee
- Attend AMP Board of Director meetings as required
Financial Management (85%)
- Manage the annual budgeting and planning process in coordination with Chief Executive Officer
- Manage the recording of revenue and expenses, including QuickBooks entries
- Manage and develop procedures related to expense reporting
- Monitor bank balance and transaction integrity
- Produce cash flow projections and monitor cash flow
- Produce bi-weekly payroll summary for accountants, in collaboration with program staff and executive director
- Manage and complete all financial components of grant applications, in collaboration with grant manager
- Manage and complete all financial components of grant reports, in collaboration with grant manager
- Coordinate and implement external audit recommendations
- Manage the coordination of staff travel and staff reimbursements
- Collaborate on donation and check deposit process with the development team
Administrative Responsibilities (15%)
- As needed, provide general administrative support related to AMP’s day-to-day activities
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in business, administration, finance, or other relevant fields of study
- Masters/MBA and/or accounting certification, a plus
- Advanced proficiency in QuickBooks, a must
- Minimum 2 years of professional experience in corporate or non-profit finance and/or administration
- Minimum 2 years of professional experience in corporate or non-profit budgeting
- Strong proficiency in financial analysis and reporting
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Docs
Candidate Profile and Skills
- Impeccable sense of integrity
- Passion for excellence and results
- Superior mathematical skills
- Superior organization skills, both cloud-based and office-based
- Superior time-management skills and ability to meet deadlines
- Possesses optimism and tenacity, especially in the face of challenging, high-pressure situations
- Entrepreneurial and innovative spirit who thrives in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment
- Impeccable communication skills, both written and oral
- Ability to adapt, be flexible, and have a sense of humor
- Knowledge of the arts and arts education, particularly music
Additional Work Demands
- Must be willing and able to work some evenings and weekends in order to meet deadlines
- Must be willing to travel occasionally for work, professional development
Notes: The Finance Manager is a part-time, salaried position starting in August of 2021. Compensation commensurate with experience. The successful candidate must be available as needed on evenings and weekends. Some travel for work necessary. Background check required. The AMP offices are located at the AMP Center for Performance & Education 883 Dill Ave SW Atlanta, GA 30310.
To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “Finance Manager” no later than July 9, 2021. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline.
It is the policy of the Atlanta Music Project not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.